I’m so glad to be blogging again and especially to be participating in the Int’l Bloggers Club monthly round up of awesome projects with my besties from around the world. This month we decided to do a wood project for our monthly post.
I knew right away that I wanted to stencil a cutting board that I had in my repurposing stash. This particular board is a bamboo cutting board. I’ll be turning this into a reversible wall art project. For this post I’ll just be showing the Fall side and next week I’ll show you all the Christmas side of the board.
I love the fall quote from the book, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, so I designed a stencil, shaped like a leaf using the quote, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I’m offering the free cut file of this stencil to email subscribers to my blog. Sign up here and get access to the full library of cut files and printables.
I wanted to use fall colors to stencil this on the bamboo. Inspired by my friend, Mary from The Boondocks Blog, and her amazing blended application of her Greek Key stenciled trunk, I decided to use her awesome technique on this project but with fall colors since I couldn’t decide on just one fall color. I poured some acrylic paint into a paint tray and used a stencil brush to blend the colors as I stenciled the leaf. I did some second coat stenciling here and there. When it was all dry, I sealed the cutting board with dark wax.
Here’s the result, and I’m loving how it turned out, how about you?
I’ll be back next week to show you the Christmas side of the cutting board.
Don’t forget to check out my friends’ project; they’re always super amazing!!
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